#4: How do I help kids in larger bodies?
In this episode we discuss:
defining the term “larger body”
how doctors can unintentionally cause harm by over-focusing on weight as a marker health
the power of words and impact of stigmatizing terms like “overweight” and “obesity”
why weight is not the problem - “thinking your weight is the problem is actually the problem”
how to understand correlational studies between weight and health
advice for parents of kids in larger bodies
why eating a cookie is a life skill
self-compassion for parents
Dr. Sonneville helps us understand the research on what doctors and parents can do to promote health and well-being in kids of all sizes.